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So you have decided to take a trip to Vietnam! Good choice! Vietnam is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries we have been to. It is pure chaos but it is exciting and has some of the best food… ever! Vietnam is one of the countries where, especially as Americans, you need to pay attention to the visa requirements regardless of if your trip is for a holiday or for an extended period of time.
Americans listen up! You do not get to enter Vietnam with a free visa on arrival like we are so fortunate to be able to do for many other countries. Some countries such as the UK and France have a visa exemption for 15 days – however this list changes periodically, so make sure to check your country’s specific visa requirements before going through this process.v
>> Apply with Vietnam-Visa.com
There are many fake sites out there to apply for a visa so I highly recommend using this one specifically. I have used it multiple times and so have all my friends.
You will have to pay a fee online with your credit card. Note that you will still have to pay another fee (the stamping fee) in cash when you arrive in Vietnam. Continue reading for full details.
This usually takes a few days but sometimes may take up to a week or so. There is no guarantee which is why I recommend applying at least 2 weeks before your trip.
Here is a list of what you will need to bring with you to give to the visa desk at the airport in Vietnam:
When you land in Vietnam go to the Visa on Arrival desk and show them your documents, pictures. and passport.
Then you will have to wait a little while. We have had to wait anywhere from 5-30 minutes.
Next, you will have to pay a “Stamping Fee” in US DOLLARS!!!! (this is important) to get the actual visa sticker in your passport.
Can you renew your visa?
No, but you can simply apply for a new one.
Are there any restrictions to your visa?
If you get a visa for longer than 3 months you still have to leave the country every 90 days but you don’t have to go through the entry visa process every time. You can just walk through security/customs etc when you arrive to Vietnam since you visa includes as many entries and exits as you want. However, the 90 day period resets every time you exit/enter the country.
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